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Instructional Setting & Services

Instructional Setting & Services

INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Fabens Independent School District has the following instructional arrangements and services available to eligible students.

INCLUSION PROGRAM: Students in this program receive instruction in the regular education classroom with necessary special education support.  Support may vary and may include direct instruction, curricular or instructional accommodations/modifications, special materials/equipment or indirect services.

EARLY CHILDHOOD (PPCD): This program serves young children who have a disability (3-5 years of age), who need instruction in developing language, socialization skills, motor- development and self-help skills in a self-contained program.

FUNDAMENTAL LIVING SKILLS (FLS): This program is designed for children who make better progress in a class with a smaller number of children than in the regular classroom.  The emphasis is on skills for independent living.  Students are served in a self-contained setting.

BEHAVIOR DEVELOPMENT UNITS (BD): This program is for children with disabilities who are unable to progress in the regular classroom because of severe emotional and/or severe behavioral problems.  This unit operates on a self-contained basis.

HOMEBOUND: This program serves students with disabilities who are unable to attend classes due to health impairments which prohibit their attendance at school.

RESOURCE: Resource classes are located on all campuses and serve students with disabilities in academic areas where they are having problems making progress.  Students spend the remainder of their day in the regular classroom.

SPEECH THERAPY: Therapy is provided for students with speech impairments who need assistance in developing communication skills or in the correct production of speech sounds.

PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS (PAVS): This program is for students with disabilities who have difficulty mastering the essential elements in the basic academic curriculum – reading, writing, math, science, social studies and health.  The students may be mainstreamed for various classes.  Emphasis is on academics and pre-vocational skills.

VOCATIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAM (VAP): This program is for high school students with disabilities who would benefit from job related experience.  Emphasis is on employment skills and academic skills.  The student may be mainstreamed for various classes.

CONTENT MASTERY: The idea of content mastery is to offer support to the student with special needs in the regular classroom.  All major instruction is done by the regular education teacher in the mainstream classroom.  Needed reinforcement and accommodations will be provided in the learning lab.  A cooperative effort is used in which the content mastery teachers work with the regular education teachers.

TRANSITIONAL LEARNING CLASS (TLC): This is a self-contained program that will serve students with disabilities with significant academic delays in all areas, at the elementary campuses.  The students may be mainstreamed for various classes.

In addition to providing the above instructional arrangements for special education students, the district also provides the following additional services to eligible students:

  • TEACHER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY
  • IN-HOME TRAINING
  • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
  • COUNSELING SERVICES
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR SERVICES (ESY)
  • SCHOOL HEALTH RELATED SERVICES
  • ADAPTIVE ASSITIVE DEVICES
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
  • VISUAL ITINERANT SPECIALIST
  • AUDITORY IMPAIRMENT SPECIALIS

IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A STUDENT’S PROGRESS, YOU SHOULD CONTACT:

*  Your child’s classroom teacher(s);

*  Your building Administrator(s);

*  Your campus Special Education Diagnostician/Speech Therapist;

*  Related Service Personnel;

*  Special Education Director